We left New York and flew to Raleigh NC where we rented a car and took a road trip which included Carolina Beach, Wilmington and Myrtle Beach .We then spent three nights in Charleston which has some of the greatest doors and old homes I've ever seen. I loved walking around and taking photos at my leisure. It heats up in the afternoon so a relaxing swim at our hotel worked for me. We also enjoyed the great company of our daughter who was in Charleston on business. (You can get to know Anna better by viewing her famous blog - Classy Career Girl.)
We recommend the restaurant Jestine's - featured on Oprah and 1000 Places to Visit (before you kick the bucket). The Coca Cola cake was to die for. After saying goodbye to our lovely daughter we took off for a Boston.